Longclaw beer tap handle

by jakkyl Jun 23, 2017
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Really cool i printed it on its back with no supports on the top or in the mouth

Hi, what is the recommended orientation to print this? vertically?

I recommend printing it in the upside down, angled position.
From the printing notes:
I've rotated the model 55-60 degrees off vertical to minimize the amount of support needed in the mouth, as it is hard to clean that out.

I..I think I want to use this as a shifter knob for my car!!

I'm using Simplify3d. I've never used the support setting so I will update with pictures when the print it complete. I noticed when I added supports, the handle will print two pieces.

That for a winter ale?

if your using simplify3d remember before you print this to separate connected surfaces so the model will print. or the print will fail. :)

I did this, and the print did not fail, but there is no way to attach the parts post-printing

oh hang on i know what ya did. ok load in the model. position it and place your supports on it. then separate connected surfaces. then go straight into the slicer and save. dont move the model or center the parts to the bed. you need to leave the model as one model when the parts are separated. sorry i should have said that part. :) or if you have cura you should be ok using cura as its more forgiving than s3d when it comes to errors. :)

Good tip. I used Craftware and I suppose it's just as forgiving because I didn't have any issues.

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